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February 28, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Posted in country life, country living, family, food, health, knitting, Life, love, photography, recipes, shopping, snow, soup recipes, travel, yarn | Leave a comment
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Saturday evening there was an unexpected show fall that brought us several inches of dry, powdery snow overnight. There was no wind during the night, so the snow was still blanketing the branches of the trees in the morning. I love waking up when it is still dark in the winter time and being surprised visually once the sun comes up with whatever might have happened overnight.

Soon after day break the cloudy cover started clearing away, with golden sunshine breaking through here and there lighting up the trees, fields, river, and our barn most beautifully.

It has been quite some time since I was able to take a morning walk about the place, shooting photography at my leisure; yesterday morning I took advantage of an opportunity to do just that.

It is a good thing I did, because today our temperatures are well above freezing, we woke up to rain and all of the beautiful white stuff is melting, melting … melting away.

I started knitting a blanket for myself last night with cotton worsted weight yarn in that pretty Misty Morning color I was going to carry, before I found out my manufacturer has gone out of business. With today’s misty morning, working on this blanket is particularly enjoyable. The yarn is so soft, and I am knitting on size U.S. 10 circular needles, so it is easy and comfortable knitting … very relaxing and perfect for my mood.

Remember, tomorrow is Split Pea Soup Tuesday, my son and I will be sharing our delicious recipe for Split Pea Soup plus our menu for how we make it into a complete meal — great for the farm or the city. Meet up with us here at the blog, and we’ll make it all together. I posted the ingredients in Friday’s blog (just previous to this post). You might want to also have some small potatoes on hand to make roasted potatoes as a side dish.

As a side note, this morning he’s in North Hollywood, and of course I am here in NY on the farm. I just checked weather.com at it is 37 degrees here, and 37 degrees there — that was a surprise!

“See” you tomorrow!

~firefly

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